Problems of Youth

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Youth is a very important period in the life of every man. This is the time when a person discovers the world and tries to determine the place in the universe. Young people face lots of problems, which are very important for them and don't differ much from those that once their parents had to deal with. At the same time every generation is unique. It differs from the one that preceded it in its experience, ideals and a system of values. The adults say that the young people are not what they used to be. These words are repeated from generation to generation. To some extent they are true, because every new generation grows up quicker, enjoys more freedom. It is better educated and benefits from the results of the technological progress of time. Young people of today don't directly accept the standards of their parents who believe that they are right because they are older. The adults don't want their values to be questioned. The young people can't accept the values of their "fathers". All these differences generate a generation gap when the young and adult don't understand one another. As a rule, the adults who are dissatisfied with their own lives teach the young how to live. Unfortunately, the adults apply old standards to the new way of life. They can't leave behind their "good old days". This burden is very heavy. They think that the world is going down the hill. They gloomily look ahead unable to understand the optimism of their children, who want to pave their own way in life. The majority of the young people don't want to live in the past. They have their own ideals. They want to make their own mistakes, rather than to listen to the warnings of the adults and repeat the mistakes of the older generation. They want to overcome their own difficulties without looking back. However, the life of the young people is frequently determined by the adults. 1 think that parents will never understand their children. And the children, in their turn,...
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